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“The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows.”

--Stephen King

Jared Kuritz

Speaker: Jared Kuritz

Date: September 20, 2014

"Publishing with a Purpose: The Seven Methods Of Publishing"

This lecture will explain and demystify the seven different publishing options available to you, the associated components and costs of each, and the questions you need to answer to determine what method(s) make the most sense for you.

Jared is the Director of the La Jolla Writers Conference, Director of Business Operations for STRATEGIES Literary Public Relations and a managing partner of The Kuritz Group, Inc. Jared is the creative director. He specializes in business modeling--helping authors determine how they will create, deliver, and capture value from what they are bringing to market. He develops and oversees the implementation of all aspects of a clients’ business plans including client media marketing plans, social media campaigns, website development, press kit materials, media training courses, video media montages, and directs article, manuscript, and book content, design, & development. He has personally handled multiple national campaigns resulting in hundreds of thousands of book sales, paid speaking engagements, national book awards, and a multitude of endorsements. Jared regularly teaches classes at UCSD. He believes that book development, management, and public relations are not brain surgery.  It simply takes the proper balance of situational knowledge and relationship capital to be successful.

Upcoming speaker for October 18, 2014:

Dete Meserve

Speaker: Dete Meserve

"From Book to Screen: Turning Your Novel into a TV or Film Property"

Dete Meserve is president of Wind Dancer Films, a film development, finance and production company based in Los Angeles and New York.  The company has created such television hits as Roseanne and Home Improvement along with George Lopez' latest series, Saint George on FX.  In addition, the company has developed and produced successful films such as What Women Want, the award-winning comedy Bernie starring Jack Black and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey and the soon-to-be-released feature film "The Keeping Room" starring Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld, among many other films.  In animation, the company is actively in production on a series created with Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!) and a feature film with Brown Bag Films (Doc McStuffins).  Wind Dancer and Meserve also produced Wildest Africa, a 13-part series for Discovery Channel International.

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